Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Wild Black Currant - Ribes americanum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

External Links






 
General Description
Stems erect or ascending, spineless, 1–1.5 m. Twigs with sessile, yellow glands, pubescent; the bark gray to black. Leaf blades 1–7 cm wide, shallowly cordate to truncate at the base, 3(5)-lobed, shallowly to deeply dentate, the underside sparsely pubescent and glandular. Inflorescence 4- to 10-flowered, spreading, ca. as long as the leaves. Flowers tubular-campanulate, 6–10 mm long, green to white, pubescent; calyx lobes 2–4 mm long, narrowly oblong; petals white, 2–3 mm long; stamens equaling the petals; styles glabrous, united to the tip. Berry glabrous, 5–9 mm long, black, unpalatable (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to SK south to CA, NM and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density

Recency

 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Woodlands, streambanks, riparian forests, swamps; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Wild Black Currant — Ribes americanum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from